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The ambition and breadth of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Agenda has been the object of both praise and ridicule. Some have scoffed at the sheer number of initiatives, describing the 17-goal and 169-target plan as the “leave no target behind” agenda. In addition, the global development plan was produced by a range of actors […]

 

On July 28, 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a historic resolution recognizing the human rights to water and sanitation as “essential for the full enjoyment of the right to life.” This paper examines what has transpired in the five years since these resolutions were adopted and what remains to be done.

 

Español This paper examines three national-level strategies championed by social movement coalitions in El Salvador in order to address the freshwater crisis by challenging its systemic causes. These strategies include: a national ban on metal mining, a constitutional amendment recognizing the human right to water, and a general water law that legally establishes social control […]

The Water Remunicipalisation Tracker

Posted on June 19, 2014  Tagged with:
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The remunicipalisation tracker mirrors the format typically used by private water-industry publications for listing upcoming privatisation and public-private partnership (PPP) contracts that provide possibilities for commercial expansion. The remunicipalisation tracker’s purpose, however, is very different: to showcase cities, regions and countries that have rolled back privatisation and embarked on securing public water for all that […]

 

Maude Barlow, founder of the Blue Planet Project and Chair of Food & Water Watch, recently visited Detroit, Michigan in the United States and heard firsthand accounts from residents who were having their water services cut off by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD). This report was produced from information gathered by Maude Barlow, […]

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